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Webinar – An Empire of Sanctions: Use and Effects of Economic Sanctions Thurs Apr 22 @7PM

April 22, 2021 @ 2:30 PM 4:00 PM

A Webinar

Sanctions are now the preferred economic weapon that the United States uses to pressure, discipline and coerce enemies and even allies. Sanctions restrict targeted states from importing, exporting and receiving investments; they prohibit US corporations and banks from dealing with those countries, and they limit the economic activities of individuals in sanctioned countries.

Renate Bridenthal, Molly Nolan and Prasannan Parthasarathi from Historians for Peace and Democracy have compiled a syllabus on economic sanctions for educators and activists alike. The syllabus covers the history of sanctions, their forms, legality, and effectiveness, and their current deployment, as well as blowback from and resistance to them. All materials are readily available online. This webinar is the launch of the syllabus. Join us on April 22nd as we examine the use and effects of the economic sanctions. Click here for details of the new syllabus.


  • Renate Bridenthal. Professor of History Emerita, Brooklyn College, City University of New York;
  • Molly Nolan, Professor of History Emerita at NYU; Brooklyn For Peace Advisory Board Member;
  • Prasannan Parthasarathi, Professor and Chairperson of the History Department at Boston College
  • Nicholas Mulder, Professor of History, Cornell University 

Sponsors: Historians for Peace and Democracy; Massachusetts Peace Action
Co-sponsor: Brooklyn For Peace

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Historians for Peace and Democracy


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